Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Zhuhai

Head of Math Department(Chinese)

Negotiable Zhuhai, Guangdong, China 1 position available Starting date in 2024-08-31

About The School

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Job Description

Overall Responsibilities

• Promote high standards in all aspects of school life, particularly in student progress

• Actively support the values, vision, ethos, culture and policies of the school

• Inspire and motivate students, teachers and other school employees

• Comply with the professional duties of the Harrow staff Code of Conduct

• Contribute to a school culture which is positive, purposeful and professional

• Engage positively in the school Appraisal process and performance management arrangements

• Are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people

• Are committed to fully engaging in the bilingual context of the school; through lessons, cultural events, boarding, and general collegiality Teaching, Learning and Assessment

• Lead the Mathematics Department in all areas of business including, but not limited to, curriculum planning, assessment, QA, staff development, exam entries, student data tracking and interventions.

• Be an outstanding role model, setting high personal expectations of the teaching of Mathematics, curriculum planning, professionalism, professional development, and administration

• Promote a positive ethos ensuring that all students are stretched and challenged, enjoy and value academic subjects

• Attend and participate in Mathematics network meetings with other professionals to enhance curriculum practice

• Write curriculum information for parents and school or marketing documents that are required

• Promote student independence, leadership and voice within the curriculum

• Ensure that all internal examinations are set, conducted and marked in a manner consistent with external examination expectations

• Develop agreed schemes of learning, understand the requirements of examination syllabi, and meet assessment deadlines

• Promote planning and practice focusing on learning for achievement where active learning strategies engage and motivate students

• Ensure that AfL strategies are used effectively to support the progress of learners and to review provision

• Monitor student progress (including use of data) and action subject-appropriate interventions

• Promote cross-curricular dimensions and the development of cross-curricular functional skills: literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy

• Monitor and check department reports are completed in a high standard • Conduct moderation meeting

• Ensure high quality marking feedback

Close Personal Tutoring

Tutors are best placed to ensure that students receive an excellent standard of care, guidance and support during their time at Harrow Zhuhai. In conjunction with the practices and responsibilities laid out in the academic professional staff handbook, it is everyone’s responsibility including the head of department to be approachable, engaged and informed with regards to their students, while tutors should be the first point of contact for both their tutees and parents and, as such, will facilitate the support or guidance for the tutees using up-to-date tracking and monitoring data. It is your responsibility to make sure the data is available and then you follow up student of concern for your department.

Welfare and Discipline

• Monitor the work of class/form students, providing guidance, advice and admonishment.

• Write and maintain relevant records for individual student files and write reports.

• Lead Personal Development (PD) tutorial sessions.

 • Communicate and consult with parents.

• Participate in, and document, meetings for any of the purposes above.

• Participate in the maintaining of high standards of behaviour and uniform of students in the classroom and in all school locations and activities.

• Follow Harrow Zhuhai policies with regard to the health and safety of students both on and off the school premises when students are under the school’s jurisdiction.

• Take a pastoral interest in students in curriculum and Enrichment Activities and around the school environs so that they feel noticed, valued and cared for.

• Carry out supervision duties as required to ensure safety and development of both Day and Boarding students


• Attend meetings designed to share information necessary for the smooth running of the school and the successful delivery of its programmes.

• Take responsibility for mentoring new teachers, particularly those with whom a functional relationship exists.

• Supervise students during non-period time as determined by the duty rota.

• Supervise classes on behalf of colleagues as determined by the cover schedule.

 • Behave at all times in a manner befitting a role model for the students of the school and in a manner that brings only respect to colleagues and the reputation of Harrow Zhuhai.



• Effectively align the subject to the school vision and values

• Promote an ethos of teaching in the subject matching Harrow expectations and aligned to the teaching standards document

• Support the Cover Supervisor with arrangements for classes when staff are absent

• Analyse, evaluate and respond to student performance and contextual data in the subject

• Contribute to Department meetings effectively with relevant agenda items and supporting development

• Ensure effective communication/consultation with parents and carers including information about supporting their child at home

 • Liaise with Examination Boards, Awarding Bodies, and other relevant external bodies

 • Communicate subject specific information (where appropriate) across the school e.g. calendared events

Other Responsibilities

• Undertake other reasonable duties as requested by members of the Senior Leadership Team and any duties that the Head Master / HoUS deems necessary for the effective operation of the school Safeguarding

• Take seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students, and to work together with others to ensure adequate arrangements within the Boarding House help to identify, assess, and support students who are suffering harm

• Ensuring that the School’s safeguarding policies on child protection and health and safety are implemented effectively




Education, training and qualifications

• Appropriate degree, with Chinese teaching qualification

• Working knowledge of the National Curriculum of England including KS3, IGCSE/GCSE, and A Levels as appropriate

• Evidence of relevant and challenging continuing professional development Knowledge and experience

 • Minimum two years’ teaching experience

• Be aware and up to date in all relevant safeguarding polices and practice

• Knowledge and experience of how to use of ICT effectively in promoting student learning

• Recent and consistent involvement in extracurricular activities

• Previous experience or knowledge of working with students for whom English is not their first language

• Experience of teaching CIE / Pearson Mathematics GCSE Personal qualities

• Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background

• Passionate about teaching and a strong commitment to holistic education

• The ability to inspire students through a genuine passion for learning and a desire to lead them towards outstanding academic outcomes

• A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life • Highly motivated, ambitious and collaborative

• Demonstrate empathy, humility and genuinely care about children, taking the time to listen and motivate them Other

• A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check (for applicants who have never worked in the UK) and no question regarding suitability to work with children


  • Salary: ¥25k+/month before tax,negotiable 
  • Free Apartment/Paid Winter and Summer Holidays Christmas
  • Discounts for children attending Harrow
  • Annual Wage Supplement

Post date: 2024-05-07
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